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St. Bernardus Abt 12 - Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

8,110 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 8,110
Reviews: 2,590
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 537
Gots: 1,560 | FT: 45
Brewed by:
Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-14-2001

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Murky dark copper with a full finger light tan head that fades slowly. Small bubbles; nice draping lace once agitated.

S - Smells of an earthy Belgian with hits of figs, citrus and the alcohol.

T - Mild, well balanced and warm, but I'm not overwhelmed by the 10% ABV.

M - Creamy medium bodied. D - Wonderful, very drinkable.

I'd recommend it.

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This is my first quadrupel, and after high anticipation for some time, i am stoked to dig in!

Appearance (4.75): An aggressive pour resulted in almost all head. After it settled, theres a creamy head atop a beautiful dark amber colored beer, with phenomenal lacing.

Smell (4.75): Brown sugar, caramel malts, ripe, tart, port wine like dark fruits, yeast, spice. There's so much going on it takes me a while to really put all the aromas together

Taste (4.25): Right off the bat i'm hit with some alcohol that reminds me its a big beer, then i get the candied sugar and dark fruits followed by a caramel and almost slight roasted malts, then ends with spiced yeast and slight hops

Mouthfeel (4.5): Medium to full mouthfeel; Slightly alcoholic upfronf yet silky smooth that sort of coats my mouth for a second until my palate is hit with moderate bitterness

Overall (4.5): Being my first quadrupel i never really knew what to expect, but i can see why this is so highly rated. I actually found the nose more pleasing than the taste with the latter having a more pronounced tart port wine like character that i have some getting used to. The finish and aftertaste definitely has a spiced floral note with a good amount of bitterness. I dont know if its the yeast or what, but something about this beer reminds me of Samuel Smith. This beer has definitely done a good job of broadening my palate and i'm looking forward to trying more quads in the future.

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St. Bernardus Abt 12 from Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
99 out of 100 based on 8,110 ratings.